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Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition features Porsche 911's best traits, past and present

Porsche has created a 992 911 that combines heritage and modern drivability.

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Saying the words "911 Targa" is enough to get many hearts pumping. With the recent debut of the Porsche 911 Targa, the company showed off the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, a state-of-the- art 911 with design elements from the 1950s and early 60s and the first of four collector's pieces of the Heritage Design strategy.

And. It's. So. Good.

The model is a limited edition from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Along with the introduction of the special edition it has been announced that select interior elements from the model will be available as part of the Heritage Design package for all current 911 models. Additionally, Porsche Design has created a limited edition chronograph to be built exclusively for purchasers of this new model.

Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition

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"With the Heritage Design models, we are evoking memories of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s in customers and fans alike. No brand can translate these elements into the mod- ern day as well as Porsche and, in this way, we are fulfilling the wishes of our custom- ers. We are also establishing a new product line that represents the lifestyle dimension in our product strategy with these exclusive special editions," said Oliver Blume, Chair- man of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.

The model features Cherry Metallic paint in photographs but four other exterior colors are available. The paint serves as a background for gold logos and a white livery of historical design. There are spear-shaped graphic motorsports elements on the front wings and a Porsche Heritage badge on the luggage compartment grille, which is reminiscent of the one that was awarded back in the day when a Porsche 356 reached the 100,000-kilometer mileage mark.

On the hood is a1963 Porsche Crest, as well as on the steering wheel, wheel centers, and key. It's embossed on the head restraints and key pouch.

The model rides on standard 20/21-inch Carrera Exclusive Design wheels and classic-look black brake calipers.

The cabin is finished in two-tone leather combining Bordeaux Red leather with OLEA club leather in Atacama Beige or Black leather with OLEA club leather in Atacama Beige. Its seats and door trims wear corduroy, which was used in the Porsche 365. There's a green-illuminated rev counter and stopwatch as well as microfiber roofline and a metal badge on the trim panel that signifies the car's limited edition number.

The model is based on the 992 generation 911 Targa and includes no modifications to the engine, transmission, suspension, or chassis. It is on sale now.

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The LEGO Speed Champions series is adding two new Dodge models to its lineup.

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The new LEGO Speed Champions series is expanding by two. A 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A and Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster are being added to the growing collection. They are the first purple vehicle and first Top Fuel Dragster in the Speed Champion series.

"Owning, or aspiring to own, a Dodge muscle car is as much about the lifestyle of joining the Brotherhood of Muscle as it is about the vehicle purchase," said Tim Kuniskis, Dodge Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. "As a result, our brand enthusiasts are passionate about all things Dodge, including the latest cool collectibles. So, following the success of the Dodge 2018 LEGO Speed Champion building set, fans will now be able to build and show off not only the first ever 8-inch-wide (8W) muscle car, but also the first ever Plum Crazy 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A, along with an incredibly detailed 13½-long Top Fuel Dragster."

LEGO Speed Champions Dodge box The 627-piece Challenger T/A and Dragster include box art of their Rea-life counterparts. Photo courtesy of Stellantis

LEGO has had the Challenger over two inches high, five inches long, and 2.5 inches wide. The Dragster is four inches high thanks to its wing, and has a body that is 13.5 inches long and 2.5 inches wide.

The set features a male Challenger driver in Dodge-branded clothing. The Dragster has a female driver in a Dodge race suit.

"In 2021, we are extremely excited to reteam with Dodge and expand the Speed Champions 8W Vehicle Collection even further by including new vehicle types and building experiences, for the first time, that appeal to vehicle fans of all ages," said Christopher Stamp, LEGO Design Lead.

LEGO Speed Champions Dodge The set includes two models.Photo courtesy of Stellantis

The models will be released on June 1, 2021 at LEGO.com. Pricing for the models is not yet available.

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The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition is a fresh addition to the company's lineup.

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Double takes aren't always good. In a curious twist, Toyota has decided to give its Highlander SUV bronze accents as part of a special edition model for 2022. The 2022 Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition will be positioned between the Hybrid XLE and Hybrid Limited in the company's lineup.

Each 2022 Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition gets bronze-colored accents on the exterior and interior, including 18-inch bronze wheels, bronze interior stitching, illuminated bronze door sills, and SofTex-trimmed seats with a fabric insert and bronze stitching. The SUVs also have unique floor and cargo mats.

Toyota will offer the new model with either a Cement or Wind Chill Pearl paint job.

2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition

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The new three-row SUV builds on the Highlander Hybrid XLE and is available in front- or all-wheel drive. It has the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine and two electric motors as other Highlander Hybrids. It gets an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined.

It gets hands-free power lift gate, rain-sensing wipers, a digital rearview mirror, 1500-watt power outlet, puddle lamps with the Highlander logo, in-dash ambient lighting, driver seat memory, 10-way power-adjustable driver seat, and LED daytime running lights.

Some of the model's equipment is part of revisions to the Highlander product line for 2022 including a height/tilt power-adjustable passenger seat. For 2022, that feature will be standard on Highlander XLE and above trim levels.

Every new Highlander comes standard with Toyota's 36-month/36,000-mile basic new-vehicle warranty. A 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty is also standard. Highlander Hybrid models have their hybrid components covered by a eight-year/100,000-mile warranty and the hybrid battery is covered for 10 years/150,000 miles. The battery warranty is transferrable between owners.

The 2022 Highlander Bronze Edition also comes with ToyotaCare, which covers normal factory-scheduled maintenance, for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and two years of Roadside Assistance, regardless of mileage.

Pricing for the new SUV has yet to be announced.

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